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Clinton, Sarkozy, Cameron meet to prepare response to Libya

PARIS (Reuters) – World leaders gathered in Paris on Saturday to discuss a coordinated military intervention in Libya, where Muammar Gaddafi defied the West with an advance into the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy met privately and then sat down with Arab leaders, an African…

US, allies plan military action against Libyan dictator

A day after the United Nations approved a no-fly zone over Libya and military interventions to halt attacks on civilians, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that Americans will participate in military actions against forces loyal to the dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The president specified that unless there is a cease-fire now…

UN approves use of force in Libya, Gaddafi vows to crush opposition

TRIPOLI/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations authorized Western-led attacks on Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, as he vowed to crush Libya’s revolt with “no mercy, no pity” and rebels pleaded for military aid before time runs out. French sources said action could follow in hours, and could include France, Britain, possibly…

Gaddafi loyalists seize key city, head for opposition stronghold of Benghazi

AJDABIYAH, Libya (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s forces seized a strategic town in eastern Libya on Tuesday, opening the way to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi while world powers failed to agree to push for a no-fly zone. The small town of Ajdabiyah was all that stood between the relentless eastward…

Cables show Libya pressed oil firms to reimburse terror costs

LONDON (Reuters) – Libya’s ruling family tried to coerce billions of dollars from Libyan and foreign oil companies, and its leader Muammar Gaddafi exhorted the United States to sow division in Saudi Arabia, leaked American diplomatic cables reveal. One cable seen by Reuters, sent from the U.S. embassy in Tripoli,…

Ex-minister claims Gaddafi personally ordered Lockerbie bombing

A Swedish newspaper has quoted one of Libya’s former ministers as saying he had proof that leader Muammar Gaddafi ordered the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988. “I have evidence that Gaddafi ordered the Lockerbie attack,” former Libyan justice minister…

Italy says 1,000 killed in Libya unrest

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s increasingly desperate attempts to crush a revolt against his four-decade rule have killed as many as 1,000 people and split Libya, Italy’s Foreign Minister said on Wednesday. As countries with strong business ties to Africa’s third largest oil producer scrambled to evacuate their citizens, and…

Top Muslim cleric calls on soldiers to kill Gaddafi

Follow live updates of the Libyan uprising. Prominent Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi called on Libyan soldiers to shoot leader Muammar Gaddafi dead, issuing a fatwa saying any soldier with the ability should step up “to rid Libya of” the 41-year leader. “Whoever in the Libyan army is able to shoot…

Reports say up to 40 dead in Libya; Gaddafi faces challenges to rule

Libya’s Gaddafi faces challenge to four decades of rule TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s veteran ruler, Muammar Gaddafi, faces one of his severest challenges amid protests by thousands in the second city of Benghazi and reports that more than 40 people have been killed by security forces. The demonstrations on Friday…

Rioting hits Libyan city of Benghazi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Hundreds of people clashed with police and government supporters overnight in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a witness and local media said, in a rare show of unrest in the oil exporting country. Protesters angered by the arrest of a human rights activist threw petrol bombs,…

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